Social Responsibility Circle
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama
The Social Responsibility Circle is comprised of a number of focused groups and Fellowship liaisons to larger, socially-minded organizations. In addition, the Social Responsibility Circle frequently sponsors events and activities related to issues of social responsibility that do not fall to one of our active groups. For more info about the Social Responsibility Circle, or to begin your own group within the Circle, contact Circle coordinator Gina Whitaker.
Following is the current list of active groups within the circle.
Association District Representative
Fair Trade Market
Sells coffee, cocoa, handcrafted items and more every Sunday after Fellowship. All goods are fair trade certified and the funds generated promote economic self-sufficiency and sustainability in developing nations.
Works to promote sustainability within our congregation and the community at large through education and activism.
Community Outreach Offering
On the second Sunday of every month our offering is donated to a local non-profit agency. Watch our weekly bulletin – News and Notes – for information about the organizations and how to apply for a grant.
Joins with other community organizations in serving a hot, nutritious noon meal to those in need, including the homeless, handicapped and those with limited income. Founded in 1982. More information about The People’s Kitchen of San Luis Obispo can be found here.
Social Justice Committee
Provides opportunities for fellowship members to educate and act on social justice issues suggested by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and those of local interest to this community.
Here is more information about Black Lives Matter.
Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry
The Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry is committed to investigating the issue of animal rights to educate, provide opportunities for action, and promote appreciation for the complexity and diversity of animals and the enormous contribution they make to our lives.
UU Service Committee (UUSC) Representative
Works with the UUSC and our Fellowship to build UUSC membership, raise awareness, and inspire involvement in UUSC’s important human rights work.
UU Justice Ministry in California Representative
Works with the California UULM, which is a statewide justice ministry that serves to empower the moral voice of Unitarian Universalist values in the public arena.